hey!! wow this is great to hear! i do most of my activism through sea shepherd. where abouts do you live? there might be a ss chapter near you and you could join it and start helping out. i started out by touring one of the ss ships and going along to events, then i began volunteering and my life changed! you can also help by organising beach clean ups or just walking along the beach and picking up rubbish, this is so important to the oceans. teach your friends and family about ocean conservation (and sea shepherd!), this goes a long way and they really will listen! go to or start protests against overfishing, shark culls and other ocean issues. sign petitions. find an area of ocean conservation that you feel really passionate about (orca captivity, southern ocean whaling, reef destruction, seal clubbing, taiji etc) and learn all you can about it, then act! everyone has something that they can do to help the planet :) thank you so much for being interesting and wanted to help, you are really generous <3
Welcome home Sam Simon crew!!!
Emillie has traveled from Australia to join Operation Infinite Patience in Taiji, Japan.
“From an early age I was fortunate to be surrounded by a community of passionate, like-minded people. We believed protecting the rights of every living being was our personal responsibility and through our direct action their voices could be heard. As an active Sea Shepherd volunteer I understood the importance of Operation Infinite Patience and the valuable role Cove Guardians played on the ground in Taiji; witnessing & documenting daily atrocities for the world to see.
When I arrived the world was watching. A pod of 250 bottlenose dolphins spent days netted in the cove while their family unit was torturously torn apart. Dolphins deemed worthy for a life of captivity were stolen away. The remainder waited; disoriented, frightened and hungry until the eventual slaughter. On an almost daily basis I continued to witness intelligent, wild and free dolphin pods systematically driven into the cove only to depart as a commodity, either as a petrified prisoner or lifeless meat for human consumption. Every day, six months of the year, this is the reality of Taiji. And it is a visibly decaying town, symbolic of its archaic practices.
Each day, through any obstacle, the unwavering campaign leadership and perseverance of Cove Guardians strengthened me. I now believe there is no amount of tarpaulin that can hide the violence, no barrier that can mask the depressing conditions of captivity, and no cetacean transfer too far to follow. Through every adversity Cove Guardians will stand strong until the slaughter and captivity ends.
Taiji is in my heart every day. I hold my breath as the killers in banger boats head out to hunt, and feel absolute relief when they return empty handed and total disappointment when they lock into formation around a new pod. My thoughts wander to the captive dolphins and small whales imprisoned in the filthy confined pens and aquariums, ripped from their family unit forever.
Responsibility lies with each of us to empower ourselves, and others, with information; to be a voice for the voiceless and never support the captive dolphin and whale industry. I also encourage you to stand as a Cove Guardian because you have what it takes within you, too. ‘So Others Live’.”
Hi there! As far as I know right now, there is no official campaign for the reefs. Sea Shepherd is very focused on Antarctica and Taiji at the moment, but I’m sure that once the ships get back into port and funds pick up, something may be organised :)
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A Faroe Islands child cutting up a pilot whale. Photo / Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Sea Shepherd vs Japanese Whaling Fleet #boat #collision
Sea Shepherd Steve Irwin
I AM SO PROUD
Harpoon vessels cuts in from of The Bob Barker, disrupting their course on the slipway of the Nisshin Maru Photo: Eliza Muirhead
Sunday February 2, 2014 – At approximately 0650 AEDT today, The Bob Barker, was hit by the Japanese whaling fleet’s harpoon vessel, the Yushin Maru No. 2 as the harpoon vessel crossed in front of the bow of the Sea Shepherd ship at 67° 29’ S 164 °01’ W.
The assault is an attempt to deter the Sea Shepherd ships from their current position, blocking the slipway of the Nisshin Maru, preventing the whalers from loading whales poached from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
The whaling vessels have also made consecutive attempts to foul the propellers of the Sea Shepherd ships by dragging steel cable across the bow of the conservation ships. Further, the crew of the whaling vessels threw projectiles at The Steve Irwin’s small boat crew and turned water cannons on The Bob Barker’s small boat crew as they attempted to cut the steel cables.
Shit’s getting real!
Here’s hoping February goes as well as January for the Sea Shepherd crew.
Through the cracks, from the radiant blue-heart of an Antarctic iceberg, a dolphin appears. The crew of Operation Relentless would like to extend our thank you to the Cove Guardians for their Infinite Patience. We are Relentless and will not stop until everyday is a Blue Cove Day.
Photo: Marianna Baldo
Sea Shepherd Bob Barker
Look what arrived today! I’m in love.